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No. 16 3M Ford Fusion Features Sustainable Fire Suppression Fluid

February 28, 2013

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid Becomes New Standard for No.16

With the 2013 season now underway, NASCAR® driver Greg Biffle will once again be racing with the environmentally sustainable, 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid as a new standard in the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion. Novec 1230 fluid balances performance requirements with favorable environmental and safety properties, giving Biffle added reassurance and peace of mind.

On March 3 at the Phoenix raceway, the car will showcase the Novec brand name on the hood. Additionally, the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion will feature a system using Novec 1230 fluid throughout the entire 2013 racing season. Biffle’s car had previously been upgraded with Novec 1230 fluid through Roush Fenway Racing, who jumped on board early in 2012 to help protect Biffle, as well as the environment.

The No. 16 3M Ford Fusion is the first racecar that incorporates a sustainable fire suppression fluid. Metalcraft, Inc., an international leader in fire suppression, equipped the cockpit of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion with its Fire-Trak™ branded fire suppression system using Novec 1230 fluid. The Fire-Trak system and 3M’s Novec 1230 fluid received NASCAR approval in 2012.

Be sure to tune in on March 3rd to cheer on Greg Biffle and watch the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion Novec brand car take on the Phoenix raceway!

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NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. The Roush Fenway Racing trademarks and Greg Biffle’s name and/or likeness used by authority of Roush Fenway Racing, LLC. Fire-Trak is a trademark of Metalcraft, Inc. 3M and Novec are trademarks of 3M. Used under license by 3M subsidiaries and affiliates.

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